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Having fitted Alko Shock absorbers, the clearance to fit a wheel clamp has reduced, I am undecided which clamp to go for

Option 1

SAS -- The one that covers the wheel nut and is fitted with an allen key then the lock covers the allen key hole - the bars wraps around the wheel

Option 2

Bulldog euro clamp EM500s similar clamp that wraps around the wheel then both bars snap together and the lock bolt snaps in

 

Any comments would be appreciated

Jaguar XF 3. 0 D tugging an Swift Challenger Sport 584

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I use the EXCALIBUR clamp with shocks fitted

 

does you Alpine have alloy wheels ?

Hyundai Santa Fe

 

SWIFT Oronsay 570

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Having fitted Alko Shock absorbers, the clearance to fit a wheel clamp has reduced, I am undecided which clamp to go for

Option 1

SAS -- The one that covers the wheel nut and is fitted with an allen key then the lock covers the allen key hole - the bars wraps around the wheel

Option 2

Bulldog euro clamp EM500s similar clamp that wraps around the wheel then both bars snap together and the lock bolt snaps in

 

Any comments would be appreciated

We use the Bulldog Euroclamp, it is quick and easy to fit, and provided you get then hole lined up correctly for the locking pin, is impossible to twist off.

 

If however you cannot get the clamp pushed tightly against each side of the tyre and you have to use a looser hole it does feel as if it could be forced off.

Something I have never bothered about because a determined thief will have it away regardless of what you secure it with.

 

Any locking device, be it a hitchlock, wheel clamp or the like will only deter the opportunist, unfortunately when they turn up at any hour of the day armed with nitrogen, oxyacetelene cutters and angle grinders, they are not your every day opportunists, they have come for "your caravan" and will take it.

 

Steve

 

 

 

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I use the EXCALIBUR clamp with shocks fitted

 

does you Alpine have alloy wheels ?

 

 

Hi

No it only has the factory fitted steel ones

Ian

Jaguar XF 3. 0 D tugging an Swift Challenger Sport 584

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I have the Diamond Alloy Wheel Clamp from ESL. Reasonably priced, easy to fit and is Sold Secure Gold Standard.

 

See link

 

http://www. eslimited. co. uk/products/

 

The obvious problem I can see with the Bulldog is that it doesn't cover the wheel nuts, so you could simply remove the wheel and fit a spare, which wouldn't even require an experienced thief. Also, many insurance policies won't insure you if you don't cover at least one wheel nut.

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I have the Diamond Alloy Wheel Clamp from ESL. Reasonably priced, easy to fit and is Sold Secure Gold Standard.

 

See link

 

http://www. eslimited. co. uk/products/

 

The obvious problem I can see with the Bulldog is that it doesn't cover the wheel nuts, so you could simply remove the wheel and fit a spare, which wouldn't even require an experienced thief. Also, many insurance policies won't insure you if you don't cover at least one wheel nut.

 

 

HI Wirral Tourer

where did you purchase the clamp

I have followed your link and then their link to WTL but cannot find the clamp on their website

I have even tried to contact them via their contact link on the ESL website and I have had a failed response

Any ideas where I could get one

 

Thanks

 

Ian

Jaguar XF 3. 0 D tugging an Swift Challenger Sport 584

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HI Wirral Tourer

where did you purchase the clamp

I have followed your link and then their link to WTL but cannot find the clamp on their website

I have even tried to contact them via their contact link on the ESL website and I have had a failed response

Any ideas where I could get one

 

Thanks

 

Ian

 

Got mine from Aspinalls Caravans in Moreton, Wirral. Cost about £58.

 

If you want it mail order then this company has them

 

http://www. westerntowing. co. uk/acatalog/Wheel_Clamps. html

 

although if you google it you may find it cheaper elsewhere as this was the first hit.

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Hi

 

We also use the Excalibur wheel clamps. We have two as we have a twin axle. They are relatively easy to fit and not too expenisve to buy.

bobsnobs

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